Detroit Gets New Emergency Vehicles

A group of donated public safety vehicles were presented to Detroit’s police chief and the city commissioner today. The 10 new ambulances and 15 new police cars given to the city today will be followed by another 13 ambulances and 85 patrol cars by the end of the year.

Several different organizations were a part of the collaborative donation to the struggling Detroit: Bing, Penske Automotive Group, Quicken Loans Inc., General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. So your next trip to the hospital may be brought to you by Quicken Loans.

This donation will replace Detroit’s entire 23 ambulance fleet and cost around $161,000 per vehicle. The police cars run about $45,000 to $50,000 each, depending on the make and model. The cruisers presented today are Dodge Chargers, Ford Interceptors and Chevrolet Caprices.

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